In the wake of news that a JetBlue pilot had a meltdown mid-flight and was subdued by passengers on the plane, “The Voice” host Carson Daly had a lapse of his own on his radio show. Daly suggested that had the passengers on the plane been gay, they would not have been brave enough to handle the situation.
“With my luck it would be like, ‘This is the flight going to [the gay pride parade] in San Francisco.’ I mean, that would be my colleagues,” he said on his radio show, a mocking lilt to his voice. “‘Uh, we’re headed down to Vegas for the floral convention.'”
Shortly after, Daly tweeted an apology for his words. “This morning on my radio show I attempted to make fun of myself & offended others by mistake. I sincerely apologize,” he posted.
He later provided a more thorough statement via his rep.
“We live in a time where gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals find courage every day to overcome adversity, stand up to bullying and find equality. I’m truly saddened that my words today suggested otherwise.
I’ve long been a supporter of Gay and Lesbian rights, and I’m saddened that my comments, however unintentional, offended anyone, specifically members of the LGBT community. The fact that I have hurt anyone is devastating. I’m not that guy. I’m proud to be an ally of the LGBT community and will continue to fight with them.”